The annual Waldoboro Day celebration will take place Saturday, June 18, continuing a decades-long tradition of celebrating small-town life on the Maine coast.

Crafters, vendors, karaoke stars welcomed to Waldoboro Day

As Waldoboro Day approaches on June 18, vendors and crafters are signing up for space in the downtown area, but there is still room for more. All organizations and vendors are welcome to the event that begins around 8 a.m. and runs until 11 p.m.

Interested parties should contact Caren Clark at CBCON3@roadrunner.com or 832-0633 to be sure there is space available.

The Organizing Committee is planning a few new events this year, but the normal lineup is still intact, including the parade, music all day, and the spectacular fireworks in the evening. And of course, Karaoke in the Afternoon is a special treat for aspiring vocal stars.

Road race

The course for this year’s Waldoboro Day 5K Road Race, sponsored by The First, has been announced, and once again, it will be run through the downtown area.

Race organizer George Gould will be setting up a course that starts and ends in the town center, crossing the Medomak River four times in a two-loop path. “We’re hoping that this course will be accessible to the spectators, and also give the runners an interesting view of Waldoboro,” said Gould.

Registration and staging for the race will take place in front of Taction, with parking available in the lot below. Entry fee is $10 for an individual, $20 for a family. Pre-registration forms will be available at the town office. For race information, contact George Gould at 215-9729, or email gmgould@myfairpoint.net.

Two sittings for Waldoboro Day bean supper

The Waldoboro Day Bean Supper on June 18 will be hosted in two sittings this year at Broad Bay Congregational UCC, one at 5:30 p.m. and the second at 6:30 p.m.

Pat and Joe March will cook up pots of several different kinds of beans. All the other traditional items, including ham, rolls and coleslaw, will be served. Beverages will be available, as will a variety of pies for dessert. The cost for adults is $7, and for children 12 and under is $4.

Earlier in the day the sanctuary will be open, and a cool beverage will be offered to those climbing the hill, and from 11 to noon, Carroll Smith will be playing the church’s historic Hook & Hastings organ. Broad Bay is located at 941 Main St., near the post office.